Transcutaneous Spinal Cord Stimulation and Robotic Therapy

Technology
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 10 April 2023, updated 463 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling individuals with incomplete spinal cord injuries to test the effect of supported gait training combined with spinal cord stimulation (SCS) on lower limb strength. SCS is a technique for stimulating the spinal cord. Here, SCS is performed with electrodes applied to the skin surface on the lower back. Researchers want to assess walking function with SCS added to gait training. Participants will use a Lokomat, a robotic medical device that provides repetitive gait training. If included, participants will perform 20, 30 minute sessions of robot-assisted gait training either with or without spinal cord stimulation over a period of 4 weeks. Final testing will be performed after another 4 weeks.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 80 years
Injury level
C4 - T11
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    2 months - 6 months
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C4-T11
    Additionally, participants must
    NOT suffer severe spasticity
    NOT have metal implants at the level of the lower back
    NOT have electronic device implants

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    -20 sessions of gait training on the Lokomat, either with or without active spinal cord stimulation -Spinal cord stimulation encompasses electrodes being applied to the skin surface at the lower back and abdomen -Outcome assessments before and up to 4 weeks after the training sessions

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Standing/walking/mobility

    Additional benefits

    Spasticity

    Good to know: Potential benefits are defined as outcomes that are being measured during and/or after the trial.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Mar 2021
    • Organisation
    • University of Castilla-La Mancha
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Mar 2021
    • Organisation
    • University of Castilla-La Mancha

    Wings for Life supports SCITrialsFinder

    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

    Learn more